Reconstruction of the Pediatric Burned Hand

Robert L. McCauley

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    Abstract

    Though the hand constitutes only 3% of the total body surface area, a burned hand is a major injury. Reconstruction of the burned hand is key to the overall rehabilitation of the burned patient. Whether an isolated injury, or part of burns to a large overall body surface area, loss of the hand represents a major functional impairment. The American Burn Association recognizes the importance of the burned hand by designating it a major injury. In addition, loss of the hand constitutes a 57% loss of function for the whole person. Thus, successful management of the burned hand is important.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)543-550
    Number of pages8
    JournalHand Clinics
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 2009

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    Hand
    Pediatrics
    Body Surface Area
    Wounds and Injuries
    Burns
    Rehabilitation

    Keywords

    • Burned hands
    • Distraction lengthening
    • Flaps
    • Grafts
    • Osteocutaneous transfers

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Reconstruction of the Pediatric Burned Hand. / McCauley, Robert L.

    In: Hand Clinics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 11.2009, p. 543-550.

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    McCauley, Robert L. / Reconstruction of the Pediatric Burned Hand. In: Hand Clinics. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 543-550.
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